UPDATE 2-Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits western Iran, no fatalities reported - TV
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was at a depth of 65 km (40 miles) and struck 114 km northwest of the city of Ilam, close to Iran's border with Iraq.
The Iraqi Geological Survey said the quake had been felt in the capital Baghdad and in Erbil in the Kurdistan region. Iraq's interior ministry said no damage or casualties had been reported in Baghdad.
The quake was also felt in Kuwait and in coastal areas, according to state news agency Kuna.
"Fortunately, the quake was not near bigger cities. But it might have caused damage in villages and I hope not that many villages are located where it hit," Ali Moradi, head of Iran's seismology centre, told state TV.
In 2003, a quake of a magnitude of 6.6 in Kerman province killed 31,000 people and flattened the historic city of Bam. (Reporting by Dubai newsroom, Hesham Hajali in Cairo, Ahmed Rasheed in Iraq Writing by Parisa Hafezi Editing by Richard Balmforth)
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